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Man Gets 18 Years For Shooting, Is Hustled Out Of Court

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 29-year-old man who was sentenced to 18 years in prison for a shooting was abruptly escorted out of court Thursday, after becoming upset with his sentence.

Cory Donta Edwards was sentenced for attempted first-degree murder in an incident last October. Police found a man with gunshot wounds, slumped over a black GMC Yukon around 2:30 p.m. Oct. 26, 2011, near 48th and Camden in Minneapolis.

The victim told police he was going to buy marijuana from Edwards when he pulled out a black semi-automatic revolver and pointed it at the man. He demanded money from the victim then fired multiple shots at him, striking him in the arms.

At Edwards’ sentencing Thursday, authorities say he became upset after hearing the judge refused to go lower. They say he turned and walked from the podium, towards the vacant defense table.

A Hennepin County Sheriff’s Deputy moved quickly towards him, telling him to return to the podium but he refused. Edwards took another step and the deputy grabbed him. Edwards continued to resist.

A second deputy arrived to assist and both were able to get Edwards’ hand behind his back and usher him out of the court room.

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